Founded in 1974 by former Rutgers faculty member Eric Krebs, George Street Playhouse started life in a re-purposed supermarket on George Street in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1986, the Playhouse moved into its current home, the location of the former New Brunswick YMCA, and became the inaugural professional theatre constituent of the New Brunswick Cultural Center. David Saint, formerly Associate Artistic Director at Seattle Rep, was appointed Artistic Director in 1998. His tenure has marked a commitment to the creation of new work for the American Stage, and providing a safe and nurturing home for new work and emerging artists. The Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway.